E&EB 122 - Lecture 33 - Evolutionary Game Theory: Fighting and Contests

Lecture 33 - Evolutionary Game Theory: Fighting and Contests

Overview

The economic concept of game theory can be readily applied to evolution and behavior. By analyzing encounters between organisms as a mathematical "game," important information such as fitness payoffs and the proportions of "strategies" played by each group within a population can be inferred. While oftentimes these games are too simplified to apply directly to actual examples in nature, they are still useful models that help convey important concepts.

Assignment

Krebs, John R. and Nicholas B. Davies. An Introduction to Behavioral Ecology, chapter 7

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